Jun 19, 1996
Local Scientists Produce First Aerogel in Space
First Space-Produced Aerogel Made on Space Sciences Laboratory
Chemical Engineering Progress (June 1995, p 14) described "the holy grail of aerogel applications has been developing invisible insulation for use between window panes." The production of insulating and transparent windows through aerogel manufacturing in space can develop into a substantial market for residential and commercial applications. The excellent thermal properties and transparent nature of silica aerogel make it an obvious choice for super-insulating windows, skylights, solar collector covers, and specialty windows.
Contact Dr. David Noever
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville AL 35812
for more information about aerogels.
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